by: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:
TEXAS CITY, Texas - It looks like something that either came from a movie studio’s creature shop, or the depths of the sea.
Hurricane Harvey deposited a strange lump of flesh on a Texas beach, and it left many wondering what is it and if it is real.
It has fangs and what looks like small fins on the side.
Twitter didn’t disappoint, and gave Desai the answer she was looking for.
Apparently, the lump is a type of eel.
Hard to tell given position and decomposition, but teeth and body shape makes me think some kind of eel. @SolomonRDavid?— Andrew Thaler (@DrAndrewThaler) September 6, 2017
Specifically, it’s a fangtooth snake-eel, or a tusky eel.
They’re usually found in waters of more than 100 to almost 300 feet deep and in the western Atlantic ocean.
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